Lionel MESSI missed Argentina’s training session in Madrid ahead of the match against Spain while Jorge SAMPAOLI’s staff was spread all across the world.
When Argentina take the pitch on Tuesday in Madrid, it’ll be against the 2010 FIFA World Cup holders and one of the favorites for the tournament in Russia. Following the team’s 2-0 win against Italy in Manchester in Friday, the squad took a flight Saturday morning to Madrid to train at Real Madrid’s training facilities.
Three names were absent from the session on Saturday and they were Lionel MESSI, Sergio AGUERO and Angel DI MARIA (who suffered a muscle injury in his right leg during the match against Italy).
Jorge SAMPAOLI had staff members spread out in Europe and in North America. One was in attendance to watch Iceland against Mexico (Iceland lost 3-0) while there was another in attendance to watch Croatia lose 2-0 against Peru. Lionel SCALONI attended Germany’s 1-1 draw against Spain.
As for Spain, David SILVA left the Spanish squad due to personal reasons and will not play on Tuesday against Argentina.